“Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know—because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly . . . and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand.”
- F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Beautiful...
The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot
I. The Burial of the Dead
“April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers. . .”
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Rumours from an Æolian Harp by Henry David Thoreau
There is a vale which none hath seen,
Where foot of man has never been,
Such as here lives with toil and strife,
An anxious and a sinful life.
There every virtue has its birth,
Ere it descends...
Everyone knows the opening of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. . .
This four-note motif, that leaves you gasping from the emotional impact, is probably the most well-known symphonic phrase ever composed. It probably takes less than two seconds to direct your imagination to vividly recreate...
"I will seize Fate by the throat. It will not wholly conquer me! Oh, how beautiful it is to live - and live a thousand times over!"
- Ludwig von Beethoven
This week, with the Sun, Moon, Venus, Saturn, and Uranus all in fire signs, there are...